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Springfield College Daily Lesson Plan

Name: Holly Ouellette

Date: 4/29/15

School: JFK Middle school

Adventure

Equipment:

1. Chart Paper

48 minutes

Lesson: 2 of 6

Facilities: Gymnasium
Unit/Theme:

Time:

Number of students: 10-20


Generic Level:

Grade: 7th and 8th

Control/ Proficiency

2. 2 sets of memory cards 3. Markers

4. Jump rope

Focus of Lesson: Full Value Contract


Student Performance Objectives (SPO) :
C- SWBAT to identify the importance of the full value contract by being able to explain the importance of the 5 values the class has chosen during the second activity (Activity 2; MA
CF 2.14; SHAPE S4.E1.,8)
A- SWBAT implement class expectations for safety, agreed upon in the full value contract, throughout the entire lesson, without exception (Entire Lesson; MA CF7.5 ; SHAPE
S2.M13.8).
P- SWBAT demonstrate their ability to combine a variety of movement patterns in order to complete the turnstyles activity. (Activity 3; MA CF2.8; SHAPE S2.M12.8).
Teacher Performance Objectives During the lesson the teacher will:
1. Speak loudly and clearly so that all students can hear.
2. The teacher will make sure that even when students are working in small groups her back is not to the students.
3. Demonstrate all activities to make sure the students understand and can visualize the task they are being asked to do.
Special Considerations
1. Students need to be open to all activities and remember to keep an open mind.
References:

Drriley. Adventure Activities Unit Plan By: Dustin Riley EDCI 429 (n.d.): n. pag. Web.
Folan, Nate, Peter Aubry, Renee Cavaluzzi, Larry Childs, Suze Collinson-Runnells, Angel Krimm, Ryan McCormick, Paul Radcliffe, and Michelle Wilson. The
Hundredth Monkey: Activities That Inspire Playful Learning. Beverly, MA: Project Adventure, 2012. Print.

"ROPE KNOTS." Rope Knots. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.


Team Building Through Physical Challenges, Barry. Cooperative and Adventure Games (n.d.): n. pag. Web.

Time

Sequence of Lesson

Organization

Reflection

Transition: Students will change in the locker room. Students will meet the
teacher on the far side of the gym.
5 Min

10 Min

Activity 1- Energy: Jump in, Jump out:


- The students will create a circle, facing the inside of the circle.
- The teacher will introduce the activity and show a demonstration.
- This activity focuses on listening. It requires the students to listen and
follow the teachers instructions:
o Jump in; everyone does one jump into the circle.
o Jump out; everyone does one jump out of the circle
o Jump left; everyone side jumps once to the left in the circle.
o Jump right; everyone side jumps once to the right in the circle.
- Extensions:
o Reverse the commands, everything is the opposite.
o Close your eyes
o Face in a different direction
- Demonstrations: The teacher will demonstrate important safety
components of the activities, making sure to avoid giving away answers to
the adventure activities.
- Safety: Make sure students are aware of their space and are at least an
arms length apart from each other.
- Debrief: What did you need to do in order to be successful? (listen) What
if you didnt pay attention/ listen?
Transition: students will find a partner. One partner will be up the other partner will
be down.

The energy activity worked very well


and the students enjoyed participating
in it. It was an easy way to emphasize
the importance of listening.

Activity 2- Group Memory:


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In this activity the class will be split into 3-4 smaller groups of 3 students
This activity is like the memory card game. The goal of this activity is to
put the cards into their matches.
Each card matches another card. One Blank. The words on the cards are
all general values or expectations of the full value contract.
The activity is setup like a relay race.
Each group has a set of cards. The cards are about 10 feet away from the

This activity went longer for some


classes than others. In some groups I
had to stop the activity 2 or 3 times to
help them plan how they were going
to make matches while working in a
group. In some classes though I saw a
lot of great things, this activity was a
lot more challenging for some classes

8 min

starting line of each group.


When the teacher says go, one member from each group can pick up two
cards to find a match. If its not a match put them back face down. If it is a
match bring them back to your group.
Each group member will go one at a time until all matches are made.
Group sits down when finished.
Card Words: Speak up, Be Respectful, Cooperate, Participate, Be Safe,
Listen, Open Minded, Be Positive, Effort,
Debrief:
o Did you use any strategies?
o What do these cards mean?
o What do this words mean?
o Why did we do this?
o Lead into full Value
The Teacher will demonstrate the activity to the group.

and not others.

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Transition: The teacher will have the students sit on the floor in a circle with
their group.
Activity 3- Full Value contract:
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The teacher will introduce the Full Value Contract:


o Agreement to work together as a group and to work toward
individual and group goals.
o Agreement to follow certain safety and group behavior guidelines.
o Agreement to give and receive feedback, both positive and
negative, and to work toward changing behavior when it is
appropriate.
In this activity the class will work together to create a contract identifying
the most important behaviors/rules/Expectations necessary for the whole
class to be successful in this unit.
8th Grade- In the small groups from activity 2, using the words on the
matching cards choose no more than 5 words your group thinks are going
to be the key to the classs safety, success, and learning experience.
Each group will share their choices and why. The class will vote together,

The creation of the Full Value contract


was a great way for the students to
identify their expectations for
themselves, each other, and for me
for this unit. This took up almost the
whole rest of the lesson and in some
classes we did not even finish. In the
future I might have the students
record five from their groups and then
decide the top five from the ones the
two groups pick.

the 5 Values with the most votes will be the terms of the FVC.
8th Grade- The blank card may be used by groups if the
value/rule/expectation is not already given.
7th-Grade-Discuss and agree upon as a whole class which 5 terms will
make up the full value contract. The class will vote together, the 5 Values
with the most votes will be the terms of the FVC.
The value/rule/expectations will be recorded on chart paper and to make it
complete all class members will sign the contract.
From this point on out the FVC is law, not following the contact could
result in a lower grade in this unit.
Extension: Allow the students to create a consequence for their
classmates for not following the FVC.

Transition: The teacher will instruct the students to get into a circle.
Activity 4: Turnstyles (Group Initiatives) 20 min

Goal: Figure out a way to get all students under the rope without the rope
skipping a beat or hitting a classmate with the rope.
Directions:
o The group must choose two rope swingers. They can be changed at
anytime during the activity as needed.
o The rope swingers will turn the rope. Every time the rope touches the
ground that is one beat.
o If the rope skips a beat or if the rope hits some one
o The group will have 2 minutes to talk/ plan prior to starting the activity
Stage 1: (7th Grade Progression: 8th Grade warm-up)
o Part 1:
On each beat of the rope ONE student must run through the
rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
o Part 2:
On each beat of the rope TWO students must run through the
rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
o Part 3:
On each beat of the rope THREE students must run through

the rope to the other side of the gym.


The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.

Part 4:
On one beat of the rope the WHOLE class must run through
the rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
Extensions:
7th grade:
Upward- If students quickly get everyone under the
rope one at a time have them repeat the progression
this time without stopping in-between parts.
Upward- If the rope skips a beat or hits a student, the
group must start all over
Downward- Pause the activity, re-group, whats
working? Whats not working? How can we fix it?
Downward- Give instructional hintsOrganize in a straight line
Swing the rope even and slowly
Rope swingers- taller/long arms
Stage 2: (8th Grade Progression: 7th Grade Upward extension)
Part 1:
On each beat of the rope ONE student must jump through the
rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
Part 2:
On each beat of the rope TWO students must jump through the
rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
Part 3:
On each beat of the rope THREE students must jump through
the rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.
Part 4:
On one beat of the rope the WHOLE class must jump through
the rope to the other side of the gym.
The activity is completed when every student has gotten to the
other side and is sitting down.

I did not have time to do this activity


with my students today because we
ran out of time.

Extensions:
8th grade:
Upward- If students quickly get everyone under the
rope one at a time have them repeat the progression
this time without stopping in-between parts.
Upward- If the rope skips a beat or hits a student, the
group must start all over
Downward- Pause the activity, re-group, whats
working? Whats not working? How can we fix it?
Downward- Give instructional hintsOrganize in a straight line
Swing the rope even and slowly
Rope swingers- taller/long arms
Debrief: What worked? Howd you decide who would hold the rope? Did you try
different ways to do the activity? If you were not successful what could you do
next time?
Did you follow the full value?

Transition: Students can sit on the floor in their circle


3 min

Activity 5-Daily Reflection:


The teacher will lead a quick discussion regarding the activity, what its relation to
the unit it is. Related to the Full Value Contract. Address all the students
contributions to the activity. Participation in reflection will reflect grade.
Closure: Remind students to wear sneakers and athletic clothing to the next class.
They will not have to change.

1 min

Transition: Students will go back to the locker room and change. Students will wait
to hear the bell before leaving.

I made sure to record who spoke


during our reflection discussion. I also
encouraged the students to make
positive contributions because this is
part of their affective grade.

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